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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

It's The Words That Matter

Posted: July 17, 2006  By James Laube

Continuing the discussion on the role of wine critics, I'd like to point out that there’s a reason why no supernova numbers-only wine guru has taken hold of the ratings game. And it’s simple. It’s because people really do read the reviews and those descriptions matter to them.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked


Posted: July 16, 2006  By James Suckling

Gave my “O”s another go last night with a dinner “al fresco” with my ex-wife and children. She commented how I had some “lovely new water glasses…” These glasses sort of grow on you. I served a slightly chilled bottle of 2003 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia with a frittata and green salad.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Pieces Falling Into Place for Oregon Appellations

Posted: July 14, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

It has been several years since Willamette Valley vintners finally agreed on a set of six sub-appellations that would give the region's Pinot Noir producers a framework not too unlike that of Burgundy.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

A Wine Glass for Rock Stars

Posted: July 14, 2006  By James Suckling

Just had my first experience with the Riedel “O” glass. It was the Sauvignon Blanc model. I had a barbeque tonight at my house in Tuscany with my children, Jack, 11, and Isabel, 8. We had grilled sausages and a tomato and cucumber salad – no big deal on a hot and steamy Tuscan night.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Musigny in Munich

Posted: July 12, 2006  By James Suckling

It seemed almost too good to be true. A few weeks ago I came across a magnum of Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 1989 for 435 euros on the wine list of a mega-buck restaurant, Tantris, in Munich.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

Making Wines to Please Critics

Posted: July 11, 2006  By James Molesworth

Let’s set the record straight – at least, my record – on this whole ‘wineries making wines in a style to please critics’ argument that’s raging right now in my colleague James Laube's blog.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Latour Makes A Move in Burgundy

Posted: July 10, 2006  By James Suckling

I've just learned that the owner of Bordeaux first growth Château Latour, fashion magnate François Pinault, signed an agreement last week to buy close to 16 acres of prime Burgundy vineyards, planted to Pinot Noir and all near the town of Vosne-Romanée.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Kudos Italia!

Posted: July 9, 2006  By James Suckling

Football (soccer) is life in Italy. I am sitting in Castilgone della Pescia on the coast of Tuscany with some friends, and I can hear the horns of cars and the screams of people. Everyone is so happy here! Italy is the champion of the world tonight.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

Complex Food With Complex Wine = Too Much Complexity?

Posted: July 7, 2006  By James Molesworth

I usually prefer simple food with great wines, like a grilled steak with a big Bordeaux or Rhône – or the opposite, complex foods with simpler wines, such as seafood with exotic spices and sauces with a clean, crisp white.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Critics or Dictators?

Posted: July 7, 2006  By James Laube

I’m taking a few days off, but I leave you with a couple of thoughts – questions, actually. One is the claim by some that winemakers deliberately make wines to suit certain critics’ palates, and in turn to win accolades, or more specifically, points.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Crazy Thoughts in the Hills of Florence

Posted: July 7, 2006  By James Suckling

I went to visit winemaker Bibi Graetz of Testamatta yesterday in the hills above Florence near the town of Fiesole. Bibi, 38, is a cool winemaker and is producing some exciting reds from classic Tuscan varietals such as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Guy Savoy Brings an Exquisite Taste of France to Las Vegas

Posted: July 6, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

The name on the door says Guy Savoy, a chef ranked among France's elite. The raw prawns on the plate, prepared and presented with jewel-like precision, couldn't be more French. Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2002 sparkles in a balloon glass.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Four-Day Weekend Put To Good Use

Posted: July 5, 2006  By James Molesworth

Thanks to the four-day weekend, I was able to pillage my cellar a little bit more than usual. And when I looked back on the carnage of empty bottles (the heavier the recycling bin, the better the weekend, I say), I saw how the weekend could be divided up into its own wine flights.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Evaluating Quality

Posted: July 5, 2006  By James Laube

Following up on last week's blog post , I participated in a panel of wine critics this past Saturday, at the Institute of Masters of Wine event in Napa, and the three of us used similar terms to describe our perception of wine quality.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

That Li'l Ol' Winemaker, Popovich

Posted: July 5, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

When your wine business takes off, you might think all the news would be good. After all, cash is rolling in, people like what you're doing, you like what you're doing. Life is good. That would seem to apply to the Hatchers and the Tannahills, partners in A to Z Wineworks in Oregon.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Ferrari or First Growth 2005?

Posted: July 5, 2006  By James Suckling

Visited the Ferrari factory in Maranello for July 4th with a couple of friends who were picking up their F430 convertibles and then driving to Le Mans for the 24-hour race – lucky guys! During a lunch at the factory, I was shocked to hear that they wouldn’t be buying any 2005 Bordeaux futures.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Piedmont Sunday

Posted: July 3, 2006  By James Suckling

Had a couple of friends over for dinner last night and sat outside in the patio drinking a couple of Barolos with a grilled pork loin and parsley salad. The wines were 1997 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito and 1996 Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Reality Check in the Mountains

Posted: June 30, 2006  By James Suckling

I was sitting today at lunchtime in the mountains overlooking the town of Merano in Italy’s Alto Adige and eating some smoked ham and drinking a glass of crisp white wine. And I began to think about 2005 Bordeaux futures and the world of wine.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Defining Wine Quality

Posted: June 30, 2006  By James Laube

Tomorrow I’m speaking at the Institute of Masters of Wine Symposium in Napa. It’s a three-day affair that this year is exploring, among other subjects, changing consumer expectations. I’m on a panel, with Jancis Robinson and James Halliday.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

One of the Last, But Not Less

Posted: June 29, 2006  By James Suckling

Today Château Le Pin – Pomerol’s ultra-collectible, tiny-production, pure Merlot – released a few thousand bottles worth of 2005 futures on the Bordeaux market at 450 euros from its cellar, and the wine was bought up in minutes.

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